International Uzbekistan passport
Front cover of International Uzbekistan passport
TypePassport
Issued by Uzbekistan
First issued1 January 2019
PurposeIdentification
EligibilityUzbekistan citizenship

The Uzbekistan passport, being the property of the Republic of Uzbekistan, is issued to the citizens of Uzbekistan for international travels. An ordinary international passport can be issued to an infant at birth and must be renewed after 2 years, next one for toddlers renewed after 5 years and later every 10 years. The passport could also be changed in case of damage or when the bearer of the passport changed his/her name.

The passport contains 48 pages. Pictures with historical sights of Uzbekistan, watermarks, octagonal pentagram, color-changing paint, moiré effect, metallized security thread, laminated film, as well as an embedded electronic chip is added to the sheets. It is in the Uzbek and English languages.[1]

Since 2010 Uzbekistan has been switching gradually to the green color biometric passport system. The old (non-biometric) passports were invalid since the beginning of 2016 internationally, and until 2018 inside the country. From 1 January 2019, onwards the issuance of present burgundy color international passports had been started. Green color biometric passport was valid for travelling internationally until 31 December 2020. Inside the country it is valid until expired as per the passport expiration date.[2]

Identity information page

The Uzbek passport includes the following data:

Visa requirements

Main article: Visa requirements for Uzbekistan citizens

Countries and territories with visa-free entries or visas on arrival for holders of regular international Uzbekistan passports

As of 5 January 2021, 25 visa-free countries and 33 visa-on-arrival countries, as a result, ranking the Uzbekistan passport 91st in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index.[3] As of November 2023, Uzbekistan ranked 83.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ uz, Kun. "Obtaining international passport costs almost 244,000 soums". Kun.uz. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Порядок выезда граждан Республики Узбекистан за границу | Официальный сайт АО 'Uzbekistan Airways'". www.uzairways.com (in Russian). Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Henley & Partners passport index, Uzbekistan". Henley & Partners. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Global Passport Ranking".